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Laurel County cemetery damaged by vehicle, deputies searching for driver

Posted at 6:12 PM, Nov 09, 2020

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — When Denise Farris heard about someone driving through the Dunn Cemetery and damaging graves Friday night, she said she was worried about her loved ones buried there, including her mother and father.

Farris learned that her mother and father's monuments were not damaged, but several at the bottom of the cemetery along Willie Green Road were toppled and broken.

"I'm just thankful it was no worse than it was," said Farris, who was relieved to see that others had cleaned up and put the damaged monuments back in their proper place as much as they could.

Laurel County sheriff's deputies say it appears someone in a big truck ran off the road and through a fence before driving over several of the tombstones.

"This is the worst of the worst whether you were drunk or did this intentionally. It's a crime," said Deputy Gilbert Acciardo.

Investigators believe there is a big truck somewhere with a damaged passenger mirror, to say the least.

"Even if there wasn't body damage, there must be undercarriage damage to the vehicle," said Acciardo.

If you have any information on who is responsible, call the Laurel County Sheriff's Department at (606) 864-6600.